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    Not to denigrate the stars of stage and screen of today, there are a lot of talented individuals out there but there was a time when entertainers were multi-talented (I think that is the right way to say it).

    Here is a video of Bob Hope and James Cagney at a Friar's Club meeting/show (how many people remember those?). I am pretty sure you will remember these two performers although you probably have not seen this performance.

    Like many of the entertainers of their day these two gentlemen had enormous talent and capabilities that were outside of the talents they were most known for. Bob Hope, for instance, was best known for his comedic talents and James Cagney was known for his acting. Having come up through Vaudville, they had developed many different facets to their repertoire. I am pretty sure that you will enjoy this, you don't see talent like this any more. By the way, as far as I can determine, this routine was completely unrehearsed.

    Great Dance Routine: James Cagney and Bob Hope
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    All I can say is: OUTSTANDING! Thanks for the find. As to unrehearsed, I can understand their individual gigs but that "softshoe" had to be at least somewhat rehearsed.

    They don't make 'em like that no more...

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    Now, can you say... ENTERTAINMENT? Thanks for sharing that. It brings back fond memories of great talent and good clean fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigaldoc View Post
    their individual gigs but that "softshoe" had to be at least somewhat rehearsed.

    They don't make 'em like that no more...

    Hi BigAl, Yeah I just got corrected by a friend of mine that runs a dance studio. She said that that had to have been rehearsed. Glad you liked it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrim View Post
    Now, can you say... ENTERTAINMENT? Thanks for sharing that. It brings back fond memories of great talent and good clean fun.

    Hi Pilgrim,

    I am glad you enjoyed it. How are things out in the western part of the state?
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    Great stuff!
    As far as unrehearsed... According to the poster's comments (to the right of the video) the clip is from the movie The Seven Little Foys

    Full comment Movie: The Seven Little Foys (1955) Bob Hope plays the role of Eddie Foy. James Cagney plays the role of George M. Cohan.

    The extended version (the video is not as crisp - the dance portion ends at roughly 5 minute into the 9:35 minute clip.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FnnwEVWzE4

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FnnwEVWzE4[/media]

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    Well, MM... I suspect we don't have nearly the snow you have since the latest dump passed us by. But it is definitely
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdbct View Post
    Great stuff!

    As far as unrehearsed... According to the poster's comments (to the right of the video) the clip is from the movie The Seven Little Foys

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    Movie: The Seven Little Foys (1955) Bob Hope plays the role of Eddie Foy. James Cagney plays the role of George M. Cohan.
    Thanks for catching that mdbct! When I got this from my friend they mentioned that it was from a Friar's Club Roast which I remember watching on TV when I was much younger. I didn't realize that the Friar's Club part was an actual scene from the movie.
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    Marvelous! They just don't make 'em like that any more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RussB View Post
    Marvelous! They just don't make 'em like that any more.
    It is a shame that they don't have great entertainers like them any more.

    Today there seems to be too much use of CGI and another item, I believe is called Autotune.

    One of the reasons I love live theater.

    What you see in front of you is real.

    We have a small theater here in my town and it is amazing how talented the performers are that share their work with us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pauliez View Post
    We have a small theater here in my town ...
    Live theater is always better IMHO.
    Whether it's how the cast deal with the orange extension cord that suddenly starts swinging across the stage, or the 3 chorus members who appear from the wrong side.
    You just can't beat an honest willingness to entertain come what may.
    And it generally does, when least expected.
    Bless 'em all.

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